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Three test positive for swine flu in Rajasthan

141 people have been tested positive for H1N1 between December 1 and 21 and 14 have died.

jaipur Updated: Dec 21, 2017 18:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. (HT File Photo)

Three persons have tested positive for swine flu in the state on Thursday.

Two students of Sawai Man Singh Medical College and a computer operator of Mahila Chikitsalay tested positive for the respiratory disease.

Director public health Dr VK Mathur said that that two first-year MBBS students at the hostel of Sawai Man Singh Medical College have tested positive. A team was sent to the hostel, which screened 450 students, and gave medicines to 24 students with influenza-like symptoms.

Similarly, a computer operator at Mahila Chikitsalaya tested positive for swine flu on Thursday evening and a team has been sent there too.

He said that 141 people have been tested positive for H1N1 between December 1 and 21 and 14 have died. He said that seven newly-appointed Rajasthan Administrative Service officers undergoing training at the Officers Training School (OTS) had also tested positive. Training has been postponed from Thursday.

Dr Mathur said, “Early isolation is important in swine flu and people having Influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms should isolate themselves so that others are not infected.”

The official said from January 1 to December 20 total 3344 people have been tested H1N1 positive and 259 have died.

Health minister Kali Charan Saraf said that directions have been issued to review diagnosis facilities for swine flu and availability of Tamiflu across the state. He directed doctors and officials to remain alert.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 18:48 IST